Nicolas Mahillon holds a Master of Arts in Law from the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB, Master in Public and International Law). He wrote a MA thesis on the sociological aspects of the insertion of the “rights of nature” in the 2008 Ecuadorian Constitution. Convinced that theory and practice should not be set apart, he spent one year learning to grow vegetables in a Belgian agroecological farm. He is now complementing his curriculum with a Master in Anthropology at the ULB. For his MA thesis, Nicolas is inquiring into the different value regimes that underlie the cultivation of wheat in Western Europe. He looks at cataloguing practices to unravel frictions in value creation between the state, legal institutions, and cultivators.